The 6 Best Designer Belts for Men to Buckle

Designer belts are a salient accessory that every luxurious man should have in his wardrobe.

They are so much more than a piece of material that helps you keep your pants in place. Designer belts are the ultimate way for a man to express his individual style as well as his keen sense for high end fashion and designer brands. A belt ties in your entire mien and becomes the centerpiece of your outfit. So when deciding to purchase one, it is crucial that you are selecting it carefully and accordingly. With that being said, the great thing about designer belts is that there are hundreds of different styles and types! Common variations include the materials used, the length, the width, the color and the design of the buckle. However, whether it be formal or casual, spunky or plain, you are sure to find one for any occasion and/or style that is going to make you shine of luxury and sophistication.

Things to Consider Before Purchasing Designer Belts

Just as with all of your wardrobe, you want designer belts that meet your own personal needs and style. For that reason, we've compiled a few questions to ask yourself before adding a belt to your cart.

Who can wear a designer belt?

You may be asking yourself, do I really need designer belts? Well, the answer is how could you not need designer belts! As a man, there are fewer items you can use to accessorize your outfit with than a woman. Chances are you won’t be showing up somewhere with a designer purse, earrings, hair pieces, bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc. So when you decide to add that extra flair to your outfit to take you from looking like every other guy out there to YOU, you need to make it count.

Who manufactures designer belts?

That is where the designer belts come in. Why designer? Well, just like any other product, choosing to go “designer” is always best. It’s not like these brands become internationally known and have fabulous reputations for no reason. They provide a higher quality product with better materials that can withstand time. Plus, they wouldn’t get away with charging so much more if their items were less than, or the same as, other non designer brands.

Are designer belts pricey?

Sure, designer belts do cost more. But splurging on something that is going to last you a lifetime and remain fashionable is definitely well worth it. Basically, there is no good reason why you SHOULDN’T get a designer belt -- or a few! Whereas a pair of shoes may wear out over time, your belt will stay on your person for much longer. Just make sure that when you are purchasing one you take a few things into account such as the design, style, materials used, price and what type of look you want the belt to work for.

The Official List of the Best Designer Belts for Men

Below I have put together a list of some of the best designer belts on the market that are destined to make you the best looking guy around. Take a look and enjoy!

#1. Gucci

The Gucci Leather Belt with Snake Buckle is sure to make you stand out from the rest of the crowd. With this serpent on your waist, you'll have all the charm!

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Quick Stats:

  • Made from black leather with raw cut edge
  • Snake buckle made of brass hardware
  • 1.5” width
  • One loop
  • Can be worn as hip or waist belt
  • Made in Italy

Why We Love It

Gucci is one of the most iconic brands out there. Internationally known, they are definitely a brand to be reckoned with. Every product they make is pristine and luxurious, which is why they are one of the largest and most profitable luxury brands in the world. As far as their designer belts go, they have an array of different styles and designs.

Like many others, most of them comprise of leather material with some featuring python and crocodile as well. They have a variety of buckles, with their Double G and interlocking G being the most prominent. Although the G buckles are popular, the snake is also a distinguished symbol for Gucci. This particular belt features that snake which has become widely known for the designer brand. It is the centerpiece of this belt and the main component that makes it shine.

The serpentine is shaped in a way to make it appear as if it’s wrapping around the leather strap, slithering it’s way across you. The design of the snake is very detailed and the bronze color looks great against the black leather strip. This is the perfect type of belt for any occasion at which you want to make a statement. You can add it to your formal attire and give yourself a little flair or you can pair it with jeans and a T-shirt. Either way, you’ll be looking chic!

"Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten." - Aldo Gucci

#2. Versace 

Versace's Round Resin Medusa Belt promises to set you apart from the others with this sleek design. Although undeniably luxe, this choice recognizes that less is more.

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Quick Stats:

  • Woven leather effect
  • Made of 100% calf leather
  • 1 loop hole
  • Black Medusa head resin buckle with circular gold lining
  • 3.5 cm width
  • Made in Italy

Why We Love It

I love anything and everything Versace. Their products and designs are so posh, I would buy everything they make and sell if I could. Therefore, I may be a little biased but if you’re someone whose obsessed with luxury, I’m betting you love Versace as much as I do. Most of their products consist of white, black, and gold colors -- what is more luxurious, elegant and classy than that?!

Gold represents wealth and your love for anything lavish. Not to mention, their ornate designs/patterns featured on a wide variety of products (including t-shirts and designer belts) are beautiful and irresistibly eye catching. Versace also pioneered another eye catching design idea -- the Versace Medusa Head. It has become an iconic symbol for the Versace brand and is included on many of the brand's designer belts. The all black look gives this entire belt a completely traditional, yet luxurious feel.

The black strip is made from 100% calf leather and just by looking at it, you can ideate how smooth it is. The Medusa head is in all black, with a black circular plate around it. Shiny gold lining offers a luxe accent to the buckle and helps give the entire belt some pizzazz (as if it needed anymore). In the end, Versace isn’t just a name or brand -- it’s a feeling. And trust me, the second you put on this designer belt, you’re going to feel it alright!

"Designing came to me. I didn't have to move." - Gianni Versace

#3. Tom Ford 

Tom Ford's Crocodile T Buckle Belt is sleek, chic, and suitable for all events! With this high-quality belt wrapped around you, you can conquer anything.

Quick Stats:

  • Made of genuine crocodile
  • Black or brown strap color
  • 40MM (1.6 IN) wide
  • Palladium galvanized brass buckle
  • Fabled T buckle belt
  • No colors on buckle - just silver
  • Made in Italy

Why We Love It

If you’ve never heard of Tom Ford, I’m going to safely assume that you’ve been living on planet Mars for the past 13 years. To put it simply, Tom Ford is the epitome of elegance and class. Even though the brand is young, the sheer genius designs and high quality products would never allow you to guess it.

However, none of that is a surprise if you know anything about the man behind the curtain --Tom Ford himself. Before announcing his creation of the Tom Ford Brand in 2005, Tom Ford served as the creative director at Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and YSL Beaute -- two other giants in the fashion industry. During Ford’s 10 year reign as creative director, he brought sales from 230 million dollars to almost 3 billion dollars -- a massive increase (obviously!).

That just proves how talented and powerful Tom Ford really is in the fashion world. And if you’re ever looking for designer belts? Well, Tom Ford is always the way to go for a simple yet classy get up. The picture above displays one of their genuine crocodile belts. It is a black crocodile strap that includes their signature T buckle on the front. Out of all the designer belts out there, this one is certain to show off your appreciation for luxury and a refined taste.

"I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well." - Tom Ford

#4. Hermes

The Hermes H au Carre Belt Buckle & Reversible Leather Strap Belt keeps you grounded while offering a pop of gold. This option shows off your class at an appropriate decibel.

Quick Stats:

  • Made of calfskin leather
  • Reversible with brown on one side and black on the other
  • H au Carre belt buckle made of permabrass plated metal
  • 1.25” width 
  • Made in France

Why We Love It

Hermes has remained a front runner in the fashion industry for years. Established in 1837, it was first a dedicated harness workshop who served European noblemen. They also sold saddles and catered to the elite in Europe, America, Russia, Asia, and around the globe. Finally, in 1918, they introduced their first leather golf jacket with a zipper --  things skyrocketed from there!

They carry a ton of products -- some including timepieces, designer belts, swimwear, fragrance, jewelry, ties, and many more. Although all of their items are top-notch, their designer belts are one of my favorite men’s accessories. It's the subtle, yet easily recognized craftsmanship that sets Hermes belts apart.

The designer belt in this photo is the Hermes H au Carre Buckle & Reversible leather strap belt. This belt screams tradition with its simplistic and classic design. For added style, the brown leather goes superbly with the gold colored buckle. Made of permabrass-plated metal, the buckle features their signature H symbol in an overlapping design. You can throw on this belt when you’re going to a fancy dinner or walking on the beach with your friends. It works for any day, any time, any style, anywhere!

"It's thanks to horses that Hermes learned to combine what determines a useful object with the rational perfection that turns it into a work of art, able to stir emotions" - Former CEO, Jean-Louis Dumas

#5. Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton's INVENTEUR belt is a fashionable, yet not so subtle way to flaunt your champagne tastes. Wear this belt to show off!

Quick Stats:

  • Reversible system
  • Damier canvas on one side, Taiga leather on the other side
  • Brown enameled and shiny brass buckle
  • 1.4 IN width
  • Made in France

Why We Love It

Louis Vuitton is known all over the world for their top of the line products and they continue to outdo themselves. Since 1854, this fashion house and luxury retail company has been generating an array of high grade, expensive items which have always stunned the public.

Today, many celebrities (and other wealthy/known individuals) boast Louis Vuitton products, letting us know they are the cream of the crop when it comes to designer brands. A few big names who sport the brand include Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, John Mayer, and Rihanna -- just to name a few. 

One of the first-class products they design, create, and manufacture are luxurious designer belts. Most of Louis Vuitton’s designer belts showcase the LV monogram buckle, but this precise belt features their Louis Vuitton Inventeur plaque in brown as the buckle. Hence the belt being named the Louis Vuitton Inventeur Buckle Belt. The strap itself is made of the historical damier canvas (revealed in 1889) on one side and taiga leather on the other for easy reversing. When you put on this belt, you will be brought on a journey through exciting discoveries to a destiny that is all yours.

"I don't want to sound too silly or pretentious about this, but you know, I love being in Paris. I love working at Louis Vuitton. I love fashion. That's why I do it. No one's forcing me to do this. And nobody forces anyone to buy it. It's a real love affair." - Former creative director, Marc Jacobs 

#6. Fendi

The Fendi Monster Eyes Belt is the perfect way to show off your playful side in a sophisticated manner. Make a statement that also shows how serious you are about your luxury lifestyle.

Quick Stats:

  • Reversible with two loops
  • Made of leather
  • Polished metal buckle of the legendary Monster Eyes Fendi design in blue green, red, and white
  • Palladium-finish metal ware
  • Made in Italy

Why We Love It

Wow, look at those eyes! Only Fendi can pull off something so perfervid, unique, and well… plain AWESOME! Fendi has been around since 1925, making them almost 100 years old. And listen, you don’t remain one of the ultimate luxury fashion houses for that long if you aren’t out of this world! Among many other products Fendi manufactures and sells, they also create designer belts.

This particular belt features their iconic Monster Eyes design which is front and center of the overall look. The Monster eyes concept is displayed on many of Fendi's belts and other products, making it a complete representation of the brand. The red rectangle design adds a perfect contrast to this reversible belt and pops off the darker black and green colors and leather.

There are a variety of different designs of the “Monster eyes” buckle, but the concept behind the eyes remains the same -- regardless of color or design. What’s desirable about this belt is that you can show off your eccentric side while not being obnoxious or overbearing. It is the exact belt to have for any type of situation you come across and you’re guaranteed to catch a few stares (only in the best way of course!).

"WE ARE F IS FOR. . ." - Fendi

Did I just see you rushing to the door with your wallet? I thought so!

Designer belts will always be one of the greatest accessories for a man. What you wear and accessorize yourself with says a lot about your individual style, taste, and knowledge of high-quality designer brands. Thus, any chance you have to show off those exceptional, high end qualities of yours, take it! And these top fashion house brands with their high end designer belts are just the way for you to do it! They will last you a lifetime and NEVER go out of style. 

Did you enjoy the list? Are you pining for a few designer belts hanging in your closet? If so, good! You deserve to look and feel like royalty everywhere you go (duh)!

Please tell us what you think about the list in the comments below and share with your friends and family so they too can get the 411 on the hottest designer belts today.

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